Syllabus Design

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OUP Oxford, Jul 7, 1988 - Foreign Language Study - 169 pages
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Syllabus Design demonstrates, in a practical way, the principles involved in planning and designing an effective syllabus. It examines important concepts such as needs analysis, goal-setting, and content specification, and serves as an excellent introduction for teachers who want to gain a better understanding of syllabus design in order to evaluate, modify, and adapt the syllabuses with which they work.
 

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Contents

Points of departure
10
Productoriented syllabuses
27
Processoriented syllabuses
40
Objectives
61
Needs and goals
75
Selecting and grading content
85
Selecting and grading learning tasks
96
General principles
137
Glossary
158
Index
166
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About the author (1988)

Dr. David Nunan is Director of the English Centre and Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Hong Kong. He is well known for his innovative methodology and his remarkable ability to bring to the classroom a variety of activities that will enhance students' oral production. He is a past president of International TESOL, and has published numerous journal articles and texts including the core series Atlas, Expressions, and GO FOR IT! and the skills series Listen In, all for Heinle. His professional titles with Heinle include Second Language Teaching & Learning and Pursuing Professional Development. The Business Review Weekly selected him as the 7th most influential Australian in Asia.

H. G. Widdowson is Honorary Professor at the University of Vienna and Professor Emeritus at the University of London. He is renowned in the fields of applied linguistics and language teaching, and is the author of numerous books and articles, including "Defining Issues in English Language Teaching "(2002), "Linguistics" (1996), and "Practical Stylistics: An Approach to Poetry" (1992).